Letters to the Editor – March 29

Editor:

It was with great dismay that I read the letter to the editor from Judy McCullough from Moorcroft in the paper. As it turns out, I had been helping Judy and her organization on a bill (HB7 – Animal ID and Traceability). We had e-mailed and talked on the phone multiple times and I tried to run an amendment for her and her organization at her request. In all of this exchange, I never heard one word of any of the contents about her heartburn on SF 42. The letter is filled with inaccuracies, mistruths and outright lies. Nearly all of the information contained in the letter is in error or is misleading. As soon as I heard of the story, I contacted Judy and went point by point through the letter and encouraged her to run a second letter correcting the misstatements—once again she declined to act in any way to correct the inaccuracies. I encourage anyone who would like to visit about the project to call or e-mail me. I am open and upfront about this project and am happy to visit about it. Thanks

Ogden Driskill

Letter to the Editor:

Libraries, schools, campuses and communities across the country celebrate National Library Week April 8-14. This is a time to remind the public about the contributions libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities every day.

Libraries have historically served as our nation’s great equalizers of knowledge, providing FREE access to information for ALL people. Libraries help level the playing field by making both print and digital information affordable, available and accessible to all people. This includes job seeking resources, materials in a variety of print and electronic formats, cultural heritage and genealogical collections, and many other resourceful and creative programs.

Today diversity applies to more than different races and ethnicities, but varying physical disabilities, sexual orientations, ages, languages and social classes. Libraries and librarians throughout the country are working to design their collections and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of their communities.

National Library Week is the perfect time to remember that the place you, your family and everyone you know belong is @ your library.

Please stop by your local library this week – say hello to your local librarians and check out all they have to offer!

Jill Mackey

Crook County Library Director